Solar Garden Sculptures from Micromark

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The latest line of garden beauties from Micromark takes the solar garden light and embeds it in sculptural stone-style elements called the Twist, Tango, Waltz and Bolero. Each is accented with long-lasting LEDs. No price given, but Micromark claims they offer "value for money" so they're probably not astronomical. [GT] Micromark Outdoor and Garden lights…

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Pixelnotes wallpaper reinvents the Post-it

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Pixelnotes wallpaper is four layers deep of perforated Post-it style notecards which, as you write on them and tear them off, create pixelated patterns on your wall showing your usage. Duncan Wilson's collaboration with Sirkka Hammer won second place in the 'New Walls, Please!' competition. [GT] Pixelnotes wallpaper More furniture and furnishings

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Illuminated Inflatable Bars

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When you were a child, you had an inflatable pool. Now you're an adult, and the wet stuff you want is at least 80 proof - dispensed from your Illuminated Inflatable Bar. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, it also supports enough weight to be genuinely practical (as it were). It's also deflatable,…

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Yay or Nay Wednesday – GSM Table Lamp

Camilla Chafer Furnishings and Furniture, Yay or Nay? 2 Comments

Before you begin to wonder whether I'm going to ask you to yay or nay a boring old table lamp, take a closer look at this pair. They aren't ordinary lamps, see. No, each £1000 lamp has a GSM receiver and microphone built in so you can call it and listen it to conversations. It's…

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Magnet's Kiddy Cam

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Magnet's kiddy cam has been designed for parents who want to keep an eye on their little darlings whilst getting on with other pressing chores. The portable camera can be placed anywhere within a 30m range inside or outside and transmits back to a flipdown TV installed in the kitchen under a cupboard or on…

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Hello Kitty Solar Swing Digital Clock

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Instead of a hanging pendulum below the clock, the Hello Kitty Solar Swing Digital Clock has her cute little head bobbing above the cup she's curled up in. It's also solar-powered via a cute little panel that juices up the button cell that keeps her running eternally. $15. [GT] Hello Kitty Solar Swing Digital Clock…

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iPhone's hidden features, YouTube pwnage, the green way to do standby…

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The best of the day from Shiny Media... Hidden features on the iPhone! And you thought your anticipation was bad enough as it was. [iPhonic] If only you could pwn YouTube videos, and show the n00bs who's got macro. Oh wait, you can! [Techscape] Reduced hardware burn out? Green points? Devices left on standby? Isn't…

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Mobile phone charm: the zoom lens

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We've written about zoom lenses for mobile phones in the past, but never expected people to be overly taken with carrying around something so awkward you may as well have brought your camera with you. How convenient, then, that you can now buy a zoom lens small enough to use as a phone charm, yet…

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Keep your jewels in an iceberg lettuce safe

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We've all seen the Coke can stash jars, and book safes, and all those other gadgets I'm sure burglars head straight for when breaking into houses. The concept of an iceberg lettuce as a safe is new to me, however. I like the idea, but something strikes me - surely it would look more genuine…

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Why we'll never truly know everything about the web

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Gemma Cartwright writes... I set up my first website when I was 16. Granted, it was a terrible waste of time with Comic Sans font, photographs as the background, far too many animated images and scrolling marquees, but it was a start. I found myself amazed when I first started dabbling in HTML that it…

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Slightest Touch – foreplay for ankles. Yes, ankles.

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At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that this is one of those machines that makes you thin by sending electrical pulses through your body. It's not, though: it's much better than that (or so they say, anyway), so this is actually a naughty toy. You attach two electrodes to your ankles, and…

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Sky launch Remote Record – never miss a show again

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Holidays are great, aren't they? What's not so great? When you're lying there on the beach and you suddenly realise you're just about to miss the season finale of Lost, or Desperate Housewives, or whatever your particular televisual poison happens to be. Sucks to be you, doesn't it? Well, no more: if you have Sky…

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Shake and Dry Umbrella

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The NanoNuno umbrella has an interesting claim. Is it that it keeps me even drier? Perhaps it keeps my feet dry as well as my head? The NanoNuno umbrella goes one better – it keeps itself dry. Modelled on a natural phenomenon – the lotus leaf – the fabric of the NanoNuno simulates the rough…

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Blinky Bug gets a cute little groove on

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Handmade from wire, LEDs and bits of electronics, the Blinky Bug is a tiny bit of art designed to respond to wind, vibrations and movement. Each unique bug, which subsists interminably on a very low power trickle, blinks its eyes and waggles about as though it naturally belongs in its own environment. Video interview of…

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Intelliplug makes energy saving easy

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Plug your computer into the Intelliplug master socket, and plug your, for example, monitor and printer into the slave sockets. Then when you turn off the computer, the Intelliplug automatically cuts power to the monitor and printer. Recommended by the Energy Saving Trust. £17. [GT] Intelliplug [via EcoStreet] More eco-friendly gadgets

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